Brian Goldberg appointed Interim Dean of Graduate Studies

Brian Goldberg has been appointed Interim Dean of Graduate Studies for the academic year 2011-2012. Brian brings an extensive background of diverse creative practice, teaching and administrative experience to the position.

Brian has taught design studios as well as courses in architectural and urban history and theory in RISD’s Department of Architecture since 2002. He has also supervised graduate thesis projects. Brian’s participation in RISD’s strategic planning effort as a member of the Health and Wellness Group and the Summer Working Group, will contribute to the work that the deans are undertaking to advance the strategic plan. Brian has served on the Part-time Faculty Association Executive Committee, as Interim Director of the Urban Design Institute (now called City State), and as Program Coordinator for “Make It Better,” a symposium on the intersection of art, design, and health, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Brian taught previously in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University where he also conducted research as part of the Scholarly Technology Group and was Founding Manager of Brown’s Multimedia Lab. He has co-founded and directed non- and for-profit organizations, including the experimental media distribution company Drift Distribution and the interaction design company Avalanche Systems. He has served on numerous non-profit governing and advisory boards involved with the arts, education, and food infrastructure.

His wide-ranging practice includes significant work in film and video, photography, installation, and architecture. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design (2000), and a BA in Visual Art and Semiotics from Brown University (1989). Brian was a student at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program in 1990-1991.

Brian will bring a broad perspective to his role in Graduate Studies and his commitment to graduate education will benefit our graduates. Please welcome Brian Goldberg in his new role.

Brian Goldberg, Division of Architecture + Design, Division of Graduate Studies

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